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Joe Frazier Record

Total Fights37
Title Wins3
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins27
KO Losses3
Joe Frazier Record & Stats
Joe Frazier's Record
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      What is Joe Frazier's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and three months, Joe Frazier fought 37 times with 32 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

      Frazier retired from professional boxing with a record of 32-4-1, which included three heavyweight world-title wins and four successful title defense fights. He had a 73% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 27 of his total 37 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. Frazier suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10-round majority decision draw against Floyd Cummings on December 3, 1981.

      Some of Frazier's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Muhammad Ali and Bob Foster), Jimmy Ellis, Joe Bugner, George Chuvalo, Jerry Quarry, and Buster Mathis.

      37Dec 3, 198137Floyd CummingsDrawMD
      36Jun 15, 197632George ForemanLossTKO5
      35Oct 1, 197531Muhammad AliLoss *RTD14
      34Mar 2, 197531Jimmy EllisWinTKO9
      33Jun 17, 197430Jerry QuarryWinTKO5
      32Jan 28, 197430Muhammad AliLossUD
      31Jul 2, 197329Joe BugnerWinPTS
      30Jan 22, 197329George ForemanLoss *TKO2
      29May 25, 197228Ron StanderWin *RTD4
      28Jan 15, 197228Terry DanielsWin *TKO4
      27Mar 8, 197127Muhammad AliWin *UD
      26Nov 18, 197026Bob FosterWin *KO2
      25Feb 16, 197026Jimmy EllisWin *RTD4
      24Jun 23, 196925Jerry QuarryWinRTD7
      23Apr 22, 196925Dave ZyglewiczWinKO1
      22Dec 10, 196824Oscar BonavenaWinUD
      21Jun 24, 196824Manuel RamosWinTKO2
      20Mar 4, 196824Buster MathisWinTKO11
      19Dec 18, 196723Marion ConnorWinTKO3
      18Oct 17, 196723Tony DoyleWinTKO2
      17Jul 19, 196723George ChuvaloWinTKO4
      16May 4, 196723George JohnsonWinUD
      15Apr 11, 196723Jefferson DavisWinTKO5
      14Feb 21, 196723Doug JonesWinKO6
      13Nov 21, 196622Eddie MachenWinTKO10
      12Sep 21, 196622Oscar BonavenaWinSD
      11Jul 25, 196622Billy DanielsWinRTD6
      10May 26, 196622Al JonesWinKO1
      9May 19, 196622Chuck LeslieWinKO3
      8Apr 28, 196622Don SmithWinKO3
      7Apr 4, 196622Charley PoliteWinTKO2
      6Mar 4, 196622Dick WippermanWinTKO5
      5Jan 17, 196622Mel TurnbowWinKO1
      4Nov 11, 196521Abe DavisWinKO1
      3Sep 28, 196521Ray StaplesWinTKO2
      2Sep 20, 196521Mike BruceWinTKO3
      1Aug 16, 196521Woody GossWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Joe Frazier (Smokin' Joe Frazier) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S. on January 12, 1944. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on November 7, 2011 at the age of 67 years. Frazier was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1965 to 1981.

      Frazier made his professional boxing debut against Woody Goss at the age of 21 on August 16, 1965, defeating Goss via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 28 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 24 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on February 16, 1970 after 24 professional fights, against Jimmy Ellis for the heavyweight WBA and WBC (vacant) titles. He defeated Ellis via 4th round RTD to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Joe Frazier was a one-time undisputed heavyweight world champion, and won three world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Frazier's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Frazier had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Floyd Cummings at 37 years of age, on December 3, 1981. The fight ended in a 10 round majority decision draw.


      Frazier had a total of seven world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Joe Frazier fought for heavyweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won three heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 8, 1971Muhammad AliHeavyweightThe Ring*UD
      Feb 16, 1970+Jimmy EllisHeavyweightWBA, WBC*RTD
      + Became undisputed world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Joe Frazier had five heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 25, 1972Ron StanderHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingRTD
      Jan 15, 1972Terry DanielsHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Mar 8, 1971Muhammad AliHeavyweightWBA, WBCUD
      Nov 18, 1970Bob FosterHeavyweightWBA, WBCKO

      Title Losses

      Joe Frazier lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 22, 1973George ForemanHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO


      Frazier fought a total of 37 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He put on some great performances in these fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 19, 1967: Joe Frazier puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating George Chuvalo via 4th round TKO.

      • December 10, 1968: Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena via 15th round unanimous decision.

      • February 16, 1970: Frazier becomes the undisputed heavyweight world champion in his first world-title fight by beating Jimmy Ellis via 4th round RTD. He now holds the WBA and WBC heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • November 18, 1970: Frazier successfully defends the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles against Bob Foster, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • March 8, 1971: Frazier wins The Ring heavyweight title from Muhammad Ali, by beating Ali via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • July 2, 1973: Joe Frazier beats Joe Bugner via 12th round PTS.

      • June 17, 1974: Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry via 5th round TKO.


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